Album of the Year 2011

Well it's that time of year again where I spool off my top fifty albums of the year. Yes I am posting about a month later than every other blogger/ezine/mag on the planet but I feel it is a bit harsh on the December releases to "judge" before the album has at least been given the chance to grow on me.

The idea of having winners and leaderboards in the world of music and art is pretty ridiculous but the end of year lists do highlight some great albums released in the past twelve months that may have passed under your radar otherwise completely unnoticed.

There's no more chopping and changing that can be done now so without further ado this is...

The G-Man Top 50 Albums 2011

50. 100 Acres of Sycamore by Fionn Regan (Irish)
49. Penguin Prison by Penguin Prison

48. S.A.D. by Little xs for Eyes (Irish)

47. Wild Flag by Wild Flag
46. The Head and the Heart by The Head and the Heart

45. Wounded Rhymes by Lykke Li
44. The Rip Tide by Beirut
43. Believers by A.A. Bondy
42. Creatures of an Hour by Still Corners

41. The King is Dead by The Decemberists
40. Gracious Tide, Take Me Home by Lanterns on the Lake
39. Cape Dory by Tennis

38. Yuck by Yuck
37. The Whole Love by Wilco
36. Smoke Ring for My Halo by Kurt Vile

35. Demolished Thoughts by Thurston Moore
34. Diamond Mine by King Creosote and Jon Hopkins

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Bats In The Attic (Unravelled) from James Heath - Razor Edge on Vimeo.

33. Belong by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
32. The King of Limbs by Radiohead
31. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will by Mogwai
30. In The Cool of the Day by Daniel Martin Moore
29. A Winged Victory for the Sullen by A Winged Victory for the Sullen

28. Take Care Take Care Take Care by Explosions in the Sky
27. I Am Very Far by Okkervil River
26. Biophilia by Bjork
25. Only In Dreams by Dum Dum Girls

24. Minutestatic by Dalot

23. If... by Bill Ryder-Jones
22. Last of the Country Gentlemen by Josh T. Pearson
21. The People's Key by Bright Eyes
20. Cults by Cults

19. Drawing of Threes by Desertshore

18. Tieranniesaur by Tieranniesaur (Irish)
17. Bad As Me by Tom Waits
16. Ashes & Fire by Ryan Adams
15. Yeah Nothing by Squarehead (Irish)

14. D by White Denim
13. The Smart Flesh by The Low Anthem
12. Lights Out by Big Deal

11. Past Life Martyred Saints by EMA

Now click here to view the Top 10 Albums of 2011